Build designed to use heavy quality weapons like Zwei or Ivory King UGS, maintaining enough agility(12 iframes) and able to poise through one 1h r1 to deliver a heavy blow
Drakekeeper's UGS and Warpick
Red Iron Winblade for PvE
lightest to acheive 40+ poise - Alonne's, Auros etc..
TDR, giants+2 and gover's are highly recommended for PvP. For PvE use anything you wish, just keep you load under 70%.
Who needs those anyway?
If you managed to complete no-death playthrough you can use fourth ring slot for Conqueror's ring with buckler in offhand. A bit cheesy but gets the job done. And don't forget to apply your favorite resin.
Zwei + Gover's + Giants+2 + TDR + Conqueror's + Buckler together weigh exactly 30 lbs, equip load with abovementioned stats is 87.2, so you are free to choose any armor combination below 30 weight to stay under 70%.
Learn Zwei's moveset and use blade length to your advantage. Never engage in full contact with katanahexers - you can hit them from miles away, but they WILL shred you if u let them close the distance.